I <3 school!

I <3 school!

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These catchy and fun lyrics and melodies make learning effortless for achieving life-long educational goals. I wrote these songs and created these activities to teach my students for life; therefore, I use an innovative method for reaching multiple learning styles. My music has reached and impacted every student that has been in my classroom. The inter-connectivity of my plan allows you to create an engaging and fun learning environment.

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Set up a crime scene and have the kiddos write about various things that could have happened. Great, interactive idea!

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What I am doing the first day of class with my students. They will learn what schemata means starting day one and will hear it everyday

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Paul Klee portrait - Kids LOVE the bleeding art tissue! Did with 4th grade... could do it with even Kinders, but it was a great, quick project for the older kids!

Self-Portrait Workshop - Paul Klee | TeachKidsArt


Hands down, this is the best site ever for teaching your children different Art Techniques. 'that artist woman'

Picasso Style Portraits | Lesson Plans | CraftGossip.com


* I recently discovered hannahsartclub.wo.... It is an inspiring blog about creative projects for kindergarten and beyond, run by Hannah. She is a talented former art gallery and museum curator from the UK who currently works as an art teacher in Vienna, Austria. Hannah’s students are preschool children aged between three and six. * * On her blog, Hannah wrote: “I … … Continue reading →

Half Self-Portraits Project by Hannah's Art Club. - Art is a Way


personal silhouette-- this would be neat for the first week of school. Line up photographs underneath and have students guess which picture goes with each silhouette. Interactive bulletin board!

4th Grade Art with Mrs. Brown


Getting Control of a Difficult Class- a MUST READ for any teacher at the end of his or her rope! #classroom management

Getting Control of a VERY DIFFICULT CLASS


Freebie!!! Morning Work Math Freebie. Christmas Elf themed worksheet

Christmas Math - sequencing / missing number freebie worksheet


Adorable animated video by Scholastic of Giraffes Can't Dance. Love this book!

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Great ideas for what to do on your first day of class.

5 Things To Do On The First Day Of Class - Edudemic


Use this short clip (0:58) to introduce the concept of rules. (Love these characters!)

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first day jitters...a cute twist on kids who worry about the first day of school...now it is the teacher.

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SMARTboard (ease into first day of school) "First Day of School! First Day of School!" Even high schoolers would love this!

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Back to school FREEBIE! I hope you enjoy this “All About Me” mini-book! This is a cute and simple project that would make a great “first day of school” activity!

All About Me Accordion Fold Mini-Book ~ Freebie!


I am in love with this project! Would love to do on first day of school OR with my fifth graders at the end of the year..who are you as you leave for middle school and who do u hope to be...mind is turning...

Holley Portraits : Daniel Eatock


(could be a great activity for the book Chrysanthemum too) We start out with a 12"x12" sheet of paper and fold it into 16 squares. We talk about identities. The most obvious part of your identity is your name--so we write our names in "bubble letters" jumbled about through the paper. One letter per square. We then talk about other things that make us unique, that make us individuals--and brainstorm those ideas on the board (favorite holidays, foods, artists, hobbies, etc). They then draw a di...

we heart art: identity grids


Teaching kids to TELL TIME sometimes seems to move more slowly than MOLASSES, but things can move along a bit faster with some UNIFIX CUBES!!! I know, GENIUS IDEA, right?!?

Teaching Special Thinkers: Telling Time is EASY PEASY


Check out this life hack!


Unifix Cube Math Centers for Kindergarten. 8 differentiated centers that can be used all year. Work on number sense, addition and subtraction, sums of 5, sums of 10, comparing quantities and comparing numerals, and MORE!

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Whole Brain Teaching "Cheat Sheet"

Whole Brain Teaching "Cheat Sheet"


Beat the Teacher - A Place Value Game. All you need is one deck of cards and paper for the students. Can modify for any grade.

Beat the Teacher - A Place Value Game


photo prompts for journals

writing prompts


Motivate your students to achieve goals and good behavior with these fun and unique owl punch cards. Your students will love the cute owl characters and they will be excited to earn a punch on their card. Use these cards for behavior management, skill proficiency, Accelerated Reader, homework completion, goal achievement or anything else you can think of.

Owl Punch Cards for Behavior Management and Goal Achievement


FREE $0 Open House Scavenger Hunt #Teacher at Owl-ways Be Inspired Pinned By www.FernSmithsCla...

Owl-ways Be Inspired: Ashleigh's Education Journey


free---Teacher To-do List (Dots & Owls)

Search Result: owls - TeachersPayTeachers.com


ADORABLE owl themed back-to-school night form for parents. LOVE this!

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FREE bookmark with an owl mustache theme to use as student gifts and to help make reading fun!

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This is from Amy Rider's Literacy and Laughter's kindergarten blog, and a post about her owl themed classroom. Themed classrooms always inspire ad overwhelm me.

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Owl Themed Classroom Bulletin Board | BULLETIN BOARDS and CLASSROOM DECORATIONS / door for owl theme

Owl Themed Classroom Bulletin Board | BULLETIN...


O.W.L. Folder {Organized While Learning} Parent Communication Tool Do you use a parent communication folder in your classroom? These cute owl themed folder covers are a cute way to keep your students organized throughout the school year.

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Little gifts to give students on Back to School Night

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My students 1st Assignment: Whoo are you?

My students 1st Assignment: Whoo are you? - Fancy Free in Fourth


Owl Theme Classroom / Wise Old Owl. Digging owls right now!! This is so cool! Maybe just make the owl a bit more modern. The pic seems a little too busy for me.

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Owl Themed Customizable Name Plates FREE

Owl Themed Customizable Name Plates FREE